14 July 2012

Can you see the inequality?

Tim De Chant's blog Per Square Mile posted a series of very interesting pictures which illustrate income inequality from space. This is a stimulating and visual way of showing how poverty and inequality are reflected on urban form.

The images also reflect the importance of urban planning in addressing inequalities. The blog present satellite images from Google Earth of two different neighbourhoods from a selection of cities around the world. In case it isn’t obvious, the first image is the less well-off neighbourhood, the second the wealthier one.

See the pictures here

And if you have more pictures or other cities in mind, you can share them with the blog here